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Web News: Essential maintenance to some key systems Sunday 2 November

28 October 2014

Advance notice that some key systems will be unavailable.

Web News: The Hooper Review - update

27 October 2014

Sir Anthony Hooper’s review, which the GMC has commissioned to consider how it deals with doctors who raise concerns in the public interest, is now well under way.

Web News: New GMC consultation - checking that doctors have appropriate insurance and indemnity cover

15 October 2014

We've launched a consultation on changes to our regulations that will give us new powers to check doctors have appropriate indemnity or insurance cover in place for their practice.

Press Release: Duty of Candour: GMC expects openness and honesty among doctors

13 October 2014

The General Medical Council (GMC) has today underlined its commitment to a professional duty of candour for doctors throughout the UK.

Press Release: Face of UK medicine is changing, says GMC

08 October 2014

The face of medicine in the UK is changing, with women breaking into traditionally male areas such as surgery and emergency medicine and more doctors than ever coming to work here from Europe.

Press Release: Test for overseas applicants to UK medical register should be made more robust, advises report

30 September 2014

Recommendations to strengthen the test for doctors from overseas wishing to practise in the UK have been welcomed and accepted by the General Medical Council (GMC).

Press Release: GMC gives green light to ‘passport to practise’

26 September 2014

The General Medical Council agreed on 25 September 2014 to develop a single national licensing examination, marking the first step to a unified ‘passport to practise’ for doctors wishing to practise in the UK.

Press Release: New Chair of the GMC Council

05 September 2014

Professor Terence Stephenson has been appointed by the Privy Council as the new Chair of the General Medical Council (GMC).

Press Release: Major consultation to improve patient protection and public confidence in doctors

22 August 2014

Doctors who have harmed patients could face sanctions even if they can show they have subsequently improved their practice in serious cases.